A way of rhythmic subdivision close to that of quaver triplets which originated, and is mostly only found in jazz. Also a style of music.
A style of jazz in the 1930s that succeeded New Orleans jazz, influence by the big band movement, solo breaks, and popular song.
(1) (noun) the difference between the scores of two teams;(2) (noun) the difference between a score actually made and one that might have been made;(3) (verb) take chances in an attempt to create unusual or especially good results in an effort to make up lost ground.(slang) (verb) play a round of (a suit).(slang) (noun) a round (of a suit). [Usage: Declarer pulled trumps in one swing.
Brass and reed virtuosos over a strong back beat.
A member of the company of a musical who understudies one of the leads and is also in the chorus, but doesn't have a character name in the chorus.
A social or country/western dance done to jazz, rock, or swing music. The triple Lindy is the basis of the dance.
a type of Big Band jazz of the late 1930s and 1940s
a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
a jaunty rhythm in music
a square dance figure; a pair of dancers join hands and dance around a point between them
have a certain musical rhythm; "The music has to swing"
play with a subtle and intuitively felt sense of rhythm
a sort of understudy for the all the members of the ensemble
A style of jazz that relies on four-beat rhythms, or the pulse that underlies this music
(1) The style of the 30s, when the big band was the dominant form of jazz. The style implies certain types of harmony (use of added 6ths rather than 7ths in major and minor chords, of un-embellished diminished chords, frequent use of the augmented 5th and little use of the augmented 11th, etc.) and a rhythmic organization that states the beat explicitly, puts more weight on 1 and 3 and tends to obey the bar-line phrasing. (2) A rhythmic manner, unique to jazz, in which the first of a pair of written 8th notes is played longer than the second, even twice as long, while the second tends to receive a slight accent, though the distribution of accents is irregular and syncopated. (The degree of this effect depends on the overall tempo, and is modified by the requirements of expression and phrasing.) (3) As a direction in a chart, played with a swing feel, as opposed to latin. (4) A mysterious, unexplainable quality in any music, but especially jazz, which makes one 'feel that shit all up in your body' (Miles Davis).
Jazz term coined to describe Louis Armstrong's style; more commonly refers to big band jazz.
To swing is when an individual player or ensemble performs in such a rhythmically coordinated way as to command a visceral response from the listener (to cause feet to tap and heads to nod); an irresistible gravitational buoyancy that defies mere verbal definition. . A way of performing eighth notes where downbeats and upbeats receive approximately 2/3 and 1/3 of the beat, respectively, providing a rhythmic lilt to the music. . A stylistic term to designate a jazz form that originated in the 1930s with the advent of the big bands (as in Swing Era).
a term applied to the style of jazz that originated about 1935, particularly in the music of the Benny Goodman orchestra
to get a beat, to move, a verb that developed out of the noun generally applied to music of the late 1930's; as a verb and as an adjective ( swinging), still much used.
A rhythm in music in which the down beat is felt slightly longer than the up beat (sometimes called a shuffle).
According to knowledgable reader Rafael Dueno, "A swing is the understudy of the chorus. You know how chorus members understudy the smaller parts and the people in the smaller parts understudy the leads? Swings are people who know the chorus numbers perfectly, so they can equally replace an absent chorus member at the front of the line to the right as well as one at the back to the left. Sometimes chorus members don't all do the exact same dances at the same time; sometimes they are split in half and each side mirrors the other. Ask a regular chorus member to simply switch over, and they're bound to mess up, for they have already perfected doing it from one side. Swings are capable of doing either side, for they have learned both sections well." A swing is often the dance captain.
The rhythmic style of most jazz. In swing music, the division of the beats is uneven and there is considerable stress on the notes between beats. The feeling of swing music is compound, but it is usually written in simple.
The term "swing dance" is commonly used to refer either to a group of dances developing to the evolving Jazz music during the Jazz a.k.a. Swing era (late 1910s to 1940s) or to the forms that are later evolutions based upon this era. Historical swing dances as a family are usually situated within an African American vernacular dance tradition, though there are some exceptions which developed within the white or mainstream American community based on prior partner dances mainly influenced by European dance.
Swing is a studio album released by The Manhattan Transfer in 1997 on the Atlantic Records label. This album is a collection of 1930's and 1940's swing music with The Manhattan Transfer's jazz twist.